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  1. Is the commenter just a B&M fanboy or is he genuinely xenophobic?
  2. Wouldn’t it make sense to use the smaller cranes to install the the transition directly beneath the drop? Or would that block the path for the cranes?
  3. Since Cedar Fair acquired the Paramount Parks in 2006, they’ve added five coasters (one relocation), and removed three (one being the aforementioned relocation), which is a net gain of 2. They’ve been investing heavily into the park for the past decade and a half.
  4. Is Orion at a lower elevation than the rest of the park? Comparing it to WindSeeker in the renderings, it looks closer to 276’ than 286’.
  5. I think they might switch to the new style that Kings Dominion and Carowinds use.
  6. Honestly independent of the length, it still looks like an amazing ride. You’re gonna start off free falling for nearly 5 seconds, get thrown sideways twice, go over an airtime hill insanely fast and low to the ground, and go over a really strong floater airtime hill. Then you have what looks like a relatively intense helix (at least at the entrance, the exit looks kind of floaty) and rise up into another sideways airtime hill. This coaster is still going to be elite, even if it’s not the most impressive.
  7. Reminds me of the Voyage in that it's outrun is uphill.
  8. That's what I'm saying. "Polaris" gives you two results, "Orion" gives you no search results. Ergo, I think it's reasonable to assume that they're doing some preparation for the website post-announcement.
  9. So I don't know if this means anything, but when you search "Polaris" on Kings Island's website, it returns to results (one of them related to season passes): https://www.visitkingsisland.com/search?q=polaris The same search function with "Orion" returns nothing. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/search?q=orion COINCIDENCE?
  10. Again though, I think you misunderstand the point. It’s not a criticism of the ride or the park, but of the enthusiast mentality perpetuated by the echo chamber that is the enthusiast community that every new coaster needs to be a top ten world-beater attraction, or else it’s a waste of time. I don’t think he wants the ride itself to be disappointing, but if it disappoints a couple hundred angry enthusiasts, big deal. At least that’s how I read it, I can’t speak for coasterbruh. But having read his comments on the site for years, I feel that it’s a reasonable interpretation.
  11. None of us were really trashing the ride, that comment made by coasterbruh was more of a critique of the enthusiast mindset that if something doesn’t tick all the right boxes for coaster nerds, that it’s somehow a bad investment. No one wants the ride to be bad.
  12. You wanna start teasing that 2020 addition?
  13. https://old.reddit.com/r/rollercoasters/comments/ce3xqe/kings_island_roller_coaster_announcement_and/
  14. So I know I’ve been wrong in the (very recent) past, but I’ve got a feeling we’re gonna see something from the park within the next hour based on that reddit post. Four weeks out from August 14th today.
  15. Looks like I was wrong. I would have assumed they would have tweeted out something by 12 but that doesn't look to be the case.
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